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Trust a professional indexer. After reading your book, I can create a custom-made index to your specifications with my professional indexing software. This index will give your book even greater appeal in today’s increasingly competitive marketplace. The casual reader and serious researcher alike will return to your book again and again because it contains meaningful information that is easy to locate in its custom-made index.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Another index for CPH's Luther's Works series completed!

Check out Concordia Publishing House's "Look Inside" feature to read a sample of the soon-to-be-published, Luther's Works: Church Postil III, vol. 77 . From historical and theological standpoints, these books are always interesting to index; Luther's sermons are timeless. Professionally speaking, it is always a pleasure to work with managing project editor, Dawn Mirly-Weinstock. The index adheres both to specifications outlined The Chicago Manual of Style, 16th ed. as well as in-house style preferences. Anticipated publication date is December 9, 2014.

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